February 2, 2011
Hunter Rottinghaus, 9, shows on Wednesday the couch where he slept Tuesday night in the Little Theater at Ragtag Cinema. Rottinghaus' parents stayed the night in an office above the adjacent Uprise Bakery, which they own, while letting Hunter and other employees stay the night in the two movie theaters during the blizzard.
Columbia resident Bill Wheatley uses a snow blower to help his neighbor, Justin Toke, clear his driveway of snow on Wednesday.
Clara Strathausen, 8, takes off down the sledding hill at Stephens Lake Park after a push from her neighbor, Scott Southwick, Wednesday afternoon. Clara was at the hill with the Southwick-Rymph family, including Catherine Rymph, standing at left, and their children, Polly Southwick, 8, and Linus Southwick, 6.
Sledders take to a relatively untouched sledding hill at Stephens Lake Park.
Mara Akers, 5, plays in the snow tunnel she started making in her front yard on Anthony Street on Wednesday. With a day off of school, the snow kept Mara busy.
A track system allows the hoop house to be rolled onto whichever section of land needs to be covered at a particular time.
Dan Kuebler shows off his hoop house, which was funded by the federal Environmental Quality Incentives Program, on his farm near Ashland last week. A hoop house is a structure that consists of wood and metal framing covered by a plastic material that insulates the air and soil inside, resulting in temperatures that can be twice as high as those outside.
Canada Geese make their way across ice forming off the Ohio River at Four Seasons Marina on Wednesday in Cincinnati.
A family of snowmen are all smiles with the snow and cold temperatures Wednesday along Seneca Lane in West Lafayette, Ind. A large portion of the nation was hit by a strong winter storm packing lots of ice, snow and wind.
Matt Zimmerman talks on the phone while in favorite place to take calls, the balcony overlooking the practice court at the Mizzou Arena. Matt Zimmerman is the assistant coach for the Missouri Tigers basketball team.
Matt Zimmerman sits at his desk while he makes calls at Mizzou Arena in November. Matt Zimmerman is the assistant coach for the Missouri Tigers basketball team.
Columbia Transit bus driver Archie Smith watches as snow is loaded into a dump truck on Broadway on Wednesday. "Mother Nature, man," said Smith about the snowfall. "Our time was due."
Wind-sculpted ridges in the snow surround an empty bench at Stephens Lake Park on Wednesday. No people were out at the park early Wednesday morning.
A vehicle rests abandoned on the side of Brenda Lane near East Walnut Street on Wednesday morning, seemingly unable to make it up the street near Stephens Lake Park.
Jason Crowley and Zack Coch help remove snow from cars on Wednesday at Ashland Manor Apartments. Crowley and Coch, both employees at Poehlmann Lawn & Landscape, had been clearing snow around the Columbia area since the beginning of the storm on Tuesday. "Yesterday was the worst," Coch said. "This is easy."
A youngster walks by a large snow pile in a shopping center parking lot in Lawrence, Mass., on Wednesday. The second wave of a two-part monster storm is spreading snow and freezing rain throughout the Northeast. More than 17 inches fell in Columbia.
An American Electric Power worker clears a tree from a power line Wednesday in Canton, Ohio. An ice storm left hundreds of thousands in the dark across Ohio on Wednesday and gave way to melting slush before plunging temperatures and high winds threatened to bring new outages and a repeat of treacherous, icy conditions.
Jack Zackey plows snow in front of a large snowman on display at a coffee shop during the winter weather in Clarence, N.Y., on Wednesday,
Cox Convention Center employee Mike Parsons clears snow off the sidewalk in front of the Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
A dump truck filled with snow from downtown streets drives west on Broadway past Columbia City Hall on Wednesday morning.